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Staff Compensation Part II – Incentives

In a previous article (RTLM, June, 2002) we discussed the basic elements of a compensation system, current thinking in compensation philosophy and the basic steps to sort through your compensation structure.  This article will focus on one key element of compensation – incentives.

Many employers have adopted a variable pay philosophy in which pay is geared to reflect the employee’s contribution.  A recent survey found that 70% of companies have a variable pay program for their non-executive employees and one-out-of-five that do not are considering adding one.

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